ILL DOOTS, Hardwork Movement and more will play NPR Music's Tiny Desk Philly 2017 concert - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

After a lively third year of over 6000 entries and a knockout winning video from New Orleans outfit Tank & The Bangas, NPR Music is once again taking its Tiny Desk Contest on the road, and it swings through Philadelphia on May 2 at World Cafe Live.

The all-Philly lineup will feature two hip-hop bands near and dear to The Key’s hearts. ILL DOOTS, a South Philly collective that just recorded a Key Studio Session last month, will perform after delivering an impressive Tiny Desk submission featuring their stirring and socially conscious anthem “Black Matter.” Hardwork Movement, a band we’ve loved since hearing their first single “Shine” a year and a half ago, is also on the bill on the strength of their breathtaking new “Becca’s Jam,” making its debut in their Tiny Desk submission. Two more artists will be announced closer to the event; stay tuned for more on that.

The event is free to attend, but you have to RSVP, so do that here and get amped for the show with ILL DOOTS and Hardwork Movement’s Tiny Desk Contest submissions.

Tiny Desk Philly flyer | via NPR Music

Tiny Desk Philly flyer | via NPR Music

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